Friday, April 15, 2011

Blog Hop - 7000 Bracelets

YAY!!!!  It's Blog Hop Day (Thanks to Lori Anderson for being our hostess!)...and my very first one at that!!  Ok, I know I'm not fooling anyone, technically it's not quite the 16th...but have mercy on me, please?  It's my daughter's senior prom tomorrow, and her 18th birthday on Sunday, which equates to total and complete madness.  Chances are I won't have the opportunity to "blog hop" until late tomorrow night, while awaiting her safe return. 

The bracelets will be sent to  The Global Genes Project, an advocacy group who launched "7000 Bracelets for Hope", a children's rare disease campaign.  The bracelets are given to one of 7000 families having children with rare diseases to show them love and support. 

I can't wait to see all of the unique bracelets my fellow blog hoppers have created!  But first...

I mulled over my approach and design for days!  I didn't want to use an extender as these often get in my way, nor did I want the recipient to have to return the bracelet to me for resizing.  That left me two obvious choices...memory wire or bangle.  I obviously went with the memory wire!   I used hollow black tubing as  spacers, adorned with icy periwinkle blue glass faceted rounds, an assortment of silver beads & beadcaps and lastly handcrafted (by yours truly) metallic polymer clay rondelles and 2 polymer clay flowered lentil beads.  I hope whomever receives it loves it as much as I loved creating it!

Please visit each designer below to view their amazing creations! 
Bracelet Blog Hop

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got To Doodle
3.  Kym Hunter, Creatively Kym
4.  Mandy Duffy, Beads for Brains: 365
5.  Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
6.  Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings
7.  Mary Harding, Mary Harding Jewelry
8.  Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
9.  Amy Severino, Amy's Beads
10.  Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by Jennifer Pride

11.  Jenny Cameron, Glass Addictions
12.  Susan Ferguson, Windrock Studio
13.  Mortira vanPelt, Inspirational Beading
14.   Brandi Hussey, Brandi Girl
15.  Jenny Vidberg, Shyme Design
16.  Angela Barribou, Re: Angela Rae
17.  Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
18.  Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous
19.  Jean Yates, Snap Out of it Jean, There's Beading To Be Done!
20.  Nicki Keller, Nicki's Reef

21.  JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
22. Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
23.  Carrie Tahquechi,  Carrie T
24.  Deci Worland, Gem Trails
25.  Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium 
26.  Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
27.  Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio 
28.  Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
29.  Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady 
30.  Deb Price, Green Shoot Jewellery Designs 

31.  Suzette Bentley, Ellies Bijoux  
32. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads 
33.  Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread 
34.  Kate Gardenghi, The Tropical Blonde 
35.  Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre 
36.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me 
37.  Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co. 
38.  Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie 
39.  CJ Baushka, 4 His Glory Creations 
40.  Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash 

41.  Sandra Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box 
42.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs 
43.  Kim Roberts, Bahama Dawn 
44. Hilary Frye, FryeStyle 
45.  Emanda Johnson, Artemisia's Studio 
46.  Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
47.  Sue Kennedy, Sue Beads
48.  Raquel Amaral, Raquel Amaral
49.  Robyn Hawk, Daily Jewel
50.  Linda Inhelder, Must-Haves Jewelry

52.  Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
53.  Andrea Robinson,  Madame Magpie's Shiny Things
54.  John Rasmussen, Rasmussen Gems and Jewelry
55.  Breana Fry, Vault 31
56.  Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
57.  Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
58. Dot Lewallen, Speedie Beadie
59.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
60.  Heather Pyle, Aquariart

61.  Adrienne Campbell, Adrienne Designs
62.  Dee Gordon, Runako Designs
63.  Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
64.  Susie Hibdon, Vintage Susie & Wings
65.  Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
66.  Norma Agron, Norma's Clay
67.  Ana Novak, Cat's Pajamas, Dog's Tuxedos
68.  Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
69.  Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
70.  Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman

71.  Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
72.  Catherine Pruitt, Boo Beads
73.  Deana Hager, Just Deez' Art & Life
74.  Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
75.  Valerie Norton, Hot Fused Glass
76.  Janet Bocciardi, Honey From the Bee
77.  Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life
78.  Rose Noble, Lady Noble Design
79.  Sally Russick, WireWorked
80.  Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter 

81.  KJ, KJ's Beadacious Beads
82.  Lana Kinney, Something Unique by Lana
83.  Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman ... Art, Life, Love 
84.  Karen Bien, Everyday Gypsy 
85.  Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
86.  Cyn Gagen, Creative Edventures
87.  Niky Sayer, Silver Nik Nats
88.  Deb Beechy, Beetique
89.  Marian Hertzog, M's Place
90.  Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts

91.  Judy Riley, Three Red Beads
92.  Charlene Gray, Gray Girl Studio
 93.  Erin Fickert-Rowland, Elysian Fields
94.  Sharon Palac, Sharon's Jewelry Garden
95.  Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
96.  Christine Altmiller, One Kiss Creations
97.  Eileen Bergen, The Artful Crafter
98.  Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
99.  Rebekah Payne, Tree Wings Studio
100.  Mari Aparicio, Mis Amores 

101.  Tracy Statler, Make Bracelets 
102.  Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
103.  Kim Stevens, Picking Poppies
104.  Karyn White, Releases by Rufydoof
105.  Elisabeth Auld, Beads for Busy Gals
106.  Lisa Hamilton, Simply Irresistible Jewelry
107.  Serena Trent, All Things Made Jewelry
108.  Sharon Driscoll, Right Turn Artwerks
109.  Debbie La Rue, For the Love of Beading
110.  Maggie Towne, Maggie's Bead Towne

 111.  Cassandra Watsham, Designs by Cassandra
112.  Mary Ellen Parker,  BeeTree by m.e.

Now, I'm off to get some beauty sleep before I have to morph into the get-my-daughter-ready-for prom-which-is-a-all-day-affair-I-hope-patience-is-my-virtue fairy bright and early tomorrow morning!!


  1. So pretty! I also used memory wire. Good luck with the prom!

  2. Sounds like you'll be having a fun but busy weekend!!

    Your bracelet is FAB! I also went with memory wire for the same reasons. I never even thought about a bangle. . .hmmmm
    I love the PC beads you created. You definitely put some time and thought into this bracelet and I'm sure the recipient will treasure it.

  3. A BEAD-utiful creation!!!
    I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your polymer beads!!!
    m.e. :)

  4. What a great idea to use memory wire. I love those beads.

  5. what a lovely design and the floral beads are beautiful, I truly believe the recipient will lovit. Good luck with Prom and birthday party...have fun!

  6. Very pretty, love your polyclay beads. They blend beautifully with the other beads.

  7. Completely love it! So cute!

    Thanks so much for participating!

  8. I absolutely loved your polymer clay beads. They just make this bracelet wonderful. What a great job. I will be following you now as I just love your work.

  9. I really like the tubing on the memory wire, great work

  10. Very pretty. Your polyclay beads are very beautiful!

  11. Your lentil beads are absolutely breathtaking - what a gorgeous gift!

  12. of course she will love those flower beads and the bracelet as a whole! Just beautiful.

  13. I love those flower beads! This is a stunning bracelet!

  14. Your polymer beads are so beautiful and delicate! They highlight a very pretty bracelet.

  15. Love those beads, fabulous design!
    Deb x

  16. Those PC flower lentils are stunning!
    Beautiful bracelet!

  17. Your bracelet is really lovely. It shows that you really planned it. The polymer clay beads are beautiful.

  18. Beautiful beads! - just wonderful!

  19. Where did you get those beads or did you make them yourself. Wow incredible bracelet. I would love to have it! #48

  20. I love polymer clay and your work is stunning! Love, love your flower lentils! Beautiful bracelet!

  21. What a beautiful the beads

  22. What a Beautiful Bracelet friend!!! Thanks so much in sharing your creativity & HOPE for this very worthy cause!

  23. Awesome design. I love your polymer work!!

  24. The flowered polymer beads are just beautiful. I used memory wire too (same reasons). I like your design way better. Using black tubing to showcase the beads is sheer genius!

    I'm sure your creation will bring smiles to the recipient.

  25. Such a very sweet and beautiful creation. I really love your beads! wonderful work.

  26. Oh my word, your polymer clay beads rock! This is such a wonderful, clean design, and the delicate flowers just give such a peaceful feeling. Awesome!

  27. I love this bracelet! The polymer beads with the flowers are so pretty! You will be making someone very happy with this gift!

  28. Those flower lentils are so very spring-y and fresh! I love it! And your daughter is very beautiful by the way. I love that you made her the corsage!
    Enjoy the day!

  29. What a gorgeous bracelet! I love your polymer beads- such a lovely shade of blue! Great idea to string this on memory wire. The lucky recipient will surely love this bracelet!

  30. It's beautiful and a very unique design. The smaller tubing makes the gorgeous polymer clay beads really pop.

  31. What a lovely bracelet. Be Blessed

  32. Wow, very nice beads! Great job!

  33. So pretty! And your polymer beads are so cute! Loved reading about how you made it.

  34. I love the beads...very pretty bracelets!

  35. Pretty bracelet! I thought I commented already but oh well!